Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

1853 - 1928

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Hendrik Lorentz is best known for his work on electromagnetic radiation and the FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction. He developed the mathematical theory of the electron.
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List of References (6 books/articles)

A Poster of Hendrik Lorentz

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Hendrik Lorentz
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LMS Honorary Member1898
Nobel Prize1902
Fellow of the Royal Society1905
Speaker at International Congress1908
Royal Society Copley Medal1918
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1920
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Nobel prizes site (A biography of Lorentz and his Nobel prize presentation speech)
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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